I am a photographer, writer, and editor stumbling through motherhood with my little owl, Miah. I started Art Is Life Motherhood because I needed an outlet after having our miracle. I’ve always worked in a creative field but opened a space called Art Is Life Studio in 2015. After having our daughter, I closed the doors indefinitely in 2018, quit my long-time job, and focused solely on being her mom as I navigated my talents in a more part-time vein. This. Was. Hard.
After going through infertility, I didn’t see any other way but to push everything aside once the impossible became possible. Once she was here and she showed me right away that I wasn’t going to be able to “do it all.” Relationships changed around me and within my home as a bonus mom. Things really have been trying and painful but beautiful, full of hope, and yet so unpredictable. Motherhood is like that. I strive to find solidarity in it all.
I have always believed that everyone is an artist because art is life. Everything we do, endure, and create for our lives is art. Even the messy stuff.
I’m now a momma on a mission — offering my writing and photography services to you so that you can tell your OWN story, finding the perfect products for my munchkin and me, commiserating with other moms, and sharing the reality of being in this place of motherhood. I hope you enjoy it here as we stumble through this life together.